Don't trust a 'ooman,
She's a curious thing,
When she's right she'll die to save you,
An' when she's wrong she'll die to git you.
There's danger in de trut',
When a lie will do de work,
Tell it to a 'ooman,
Tell her what she loves to hear.
Tell her she's de only 'ooman,
Tell her dat your heart is bursting,
An' your head is swimmin',
An' dere ain't no other wimmens.
What a 'ooman loves to hear is soft and sweet,
Dere's danger in de trut',
An' a lie will do de work.
A lie will do de work wid a 'ooman,
An' de trut' is sure to hurt.
When you're talking to a 'ooman,
Talk as soft as a breath of air creepin' t'ru a crack.
Be as calm as a mouse crawlin' on a carpet.
An' when you're breakin' loose from her,
A lie will do de work.
Take her in your arms, and whisper in her ear.
Be gentle as a ray of moon-light fallin' on a flower.
Be tender as a mother's song, floating on de air.
If you know'd it you'd be careful in a bed of rattle-snakes,
So be careful when a 'ooman's near.
Soft talk is cheap,
It ain't cost you nothen